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|Sat, 02-23-2008 - 10:14pm|
So I taught myself to knit. I made a big sweater, and not one but two Dr. Who scarves. It was all mostly garter stitch, anyway. Then I read the materials again, and noticed that I was knitting through the back of the loop. So I fixed that, except that it was real difficult to do a knit stitch the next row up from a purl stitch, so sometimes I would still knit through the back of the loop. Then I started questioning how to do purl, though it looked mostly ok. People kept saying "My purls used to be twisted" and I meant to look back at some reference material again. But I'm in the middle of a pair of socks, and consistency is important, too. But for curiosity, I saw some stuff about "combination knitting" and it seems to be what I was originally doing.
Now, of course, I'm doing half & half, knitting straight, and purling as though combo. And holding it English style. Well, the socks still work, anyway. Didn't notice any trouble with decreasing on the sweater, but then again, I think I only did one kind of decrease on either side (forget that left-leaning, right-leaning business.)